Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge (second creation)

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The Earl of Uxbridge
Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge Romney.jpg
Portrait of Lord Uxbridge by George Romney, 1811
Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire
In office
Preceded byEarl Gower
Succeeded byThe Earl Talbot
Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey
In office
Preceded bySir Nicholas Bayly, Bt
Succeeded byThe Earl of Uxbridge
Personal details
Henry Bayly

(1744-06-18)18 June 1744
Died13 March 1812(1812-03-13) (aged 67)
Jane Champagné
(m. 1767)
Parent(s)Sir Nicholas Bayly, 2nd Baronet
Caroline Paget

Henry Bayly-Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge (18 June 1744 – 13 March 1812), known as Henry Bayly until 1769 and as Lord Paget between 1769 and 1784, was a British peer.

Early life[edit]

Born Henry Bayly, Uxbridge was the eldest son of Sir Nicholas Bayly, 2nd Baronet, of Plas Newydd in Anglesey, by his wife Caroline Paget, daughter of Brigadier-General Thomas Paget and a great-granddaughter of William Paget, 5th Baron Paget. He succeeded as 10th Baron Paget in 1769 on the death of his mother's second cousin, Henry Paget, 2nd Earl of Uxbridge. By Royal Licence on 29 January 1770, he took the name of Paget in lieu of Bayly. In 1782 he succeeded his father as 3rd Baronet.[1]


Paget was commissioned Colonel of the newly-raised Staffordshire Militia on 22 April 1776 during the War of American Independence. He resigned in 1781 but was re-appointed in 1783, after the war had ended and the regiment was disembodied. He was still commanding the regiment when it was re-embodied for the French Revolutionary War, and remained so until his death.[2]

Uxbridge became Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey in 1782. On 19 May 1784 he was created Earl of Uxbridge, in the County of Middlesex. He was also Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire between 1801 and 1812, Constable of Caernarfon Castle, Ranger of the Forest of Snowdon, Steward of Bardney, and Vice-Admiral of North Wales.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Plas Newydd, seat of the Bayly (and Bayley-Paget) family

In 1767 Lord Uxbridge married Jane, daughter of the Very Reverend Arthur Champagné, Dean of Clonmacnoise, a descendant of a well-known Huguenot family which had settled in Ireland, and his wife Jane Forbes.[3] They had twelve children:[4]

Lord Uxbridge died in March 1812, aged sixty-seven,[8] and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son Henry, who gained fame at the Battle of Waterloo and was created Marquess of Anglesey. The Countess of Uxbridge died in March 1817, aged seventy.[1]

In 1809 Lord Uxbridge bought Surbiton Place, just to the south of Kingston upon Thames. When the Surbiton Park estate was built in its grounds in the 1850s, a street was named Uxbridge Road in honour of him and his heir Henry, who inherited it.


  1. ^ a b c thepeerage.com Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge
  2. ^ Capt C.H. Wylly, Col [F.] Charrington and Capt [E.A.E.] Bulwer, Historical Records of the 1st King’s Own Stafford Militia, now 3rd & 4th Battalions South Staffordshire Regiment, Lichfield: The Johnson's Head, 1902/London: Forgotten Books, 2015, ISBN 978-1-332-61671-9, pp. 7–16.
  3. ^ [1] Christening of Brownlow Bayley-Paget, son of Jane Champagne. Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Accessed 14 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Uxbridge, Earl of (GB, 1784)". www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Heraldic Media Limited. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Anglesey, Marquess of (UK, 1815)". www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Heraldic Media Limited. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Essex, Earl of (E, 1661)". www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Heraldic Media Limited. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  7. ^ Born 9 April 1783. Source: The Register of Births and Baptisms in the Parish of St James within the Liberty of Westminster. 1761-1786. 9 May 1783.
  8. ^ Griffith, John (1985). Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire families, with their collateral branches in Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and other parts. Wrexham, Clwyd: Bridge Books. p. 57. ISBN 9780950828558.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey
Succeeded by
Title last held by
George Rice
Vice-Admiral of Carmarthenshire
Title last held by
Sir Hugh Owen, Bt
Vice-Admiral of North Wales
Vice-Admiral of Pembrokeshire
Succeeded by
Preceded by Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire
Succeeded by
Peerage of England
Preceded by Baron Paget
Succeeded by
Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by Baronet
(of Plas Newydd)
Succeeded by
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Earl of Uxbridge
2nd creation
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